Vans Converts London Tunnels into Indoor Skate Park, Art Venue
Vans has taken over the Old Vic Tunnels at London Waterloo, converting them into an indoor skate park and arts venue
Beneath Waterloo station – one of the busiest train stations in London – lies the Old Vic Tunnels. In 2009, the former railway tunnels were transformed into a performance art space by the Old Vic Theatre. Now, Vans has taken over the 30,000 sq ft. space to create its second location for the House of Vans.
The original House of Vans in Greenpoint features a skate park and a music hall, as does the new opening in London. But Vans decided to extend the offerings for its second venture. Along with an 850-capacity music venue and London’s first permanent indoor skate park, it will also house a cinema, two bars, a gallery with regular exhibitions and an artists’ lab.